Tumbler

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Object Name: 
Tumbler
Accession Number: 
55.4.48
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 22.2 cm; (a) Tumbler H: 15.9 cm; Rim Diam: 12.5 cm; Base Diam: 9.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1775-1799
Web Description: 
The people who ordered these glasses must have been prosperous. They could afford a specially inscribed piece. Unfortunately, the names are quite common. We do not know who ordered the tumblers.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
JOHN REYNOLDS
inscription
Engraved body
Primary Description: 
Tumbler. Clear heavy glass with greyish tinge; and few large bubbles; wear marks at base; free blown and engraved; body with straight slightly spreading sides and thick base with rough pontil mark; set-in cover with hollow ball finial sitting on a short stepped stem; on the body "peasant-type" engraving; below rim a band of ellipses formed by intersecting pinnated wavy lines, underneath "JOHN REYNOLDS" enclosed in a wreath formed by a pair of leaf sprays, on each spray near their intersection a crudely formed bird.
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory